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667 US-51 Suite C
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-385-DOWN (3696)

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CMDSS Announces Opening Of The Buddy Center

Ridgeland, MS, July 18, 2022

Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society (CMDSS) is proud to announce the official opening of “The Buddy Center” in Ridgeland, Mississippi on August 16, 2022. CMDSS’s vision for the space is to foster a community where those with Down syndrome have limitless opportunities and the ability to pursue their dreams. 

The Buddy Center, located in Ridgeland, will be a unique facility offering resources, activities, and a place of belonging for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. This community-focused center will provide a space for these individuals and their support network to access resources and programming provided by CMDSS. 

Jennifer Babl Executive Director of CMDSS says, “We are so thrilled to offer free educational and social programs for those with Down syndrome, their families and the community at large. This is the first program of its kind in the state.”

The purpose of the new grassroots Center will be to help empower people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential through increased opportunity for social involvement with other families with and without a child with Down syndrome.

Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society is an organization dedicated to the health, awareness, and acceptance of Mississippians with Down Syndrome. 

“We are so excited for the opening of the Buddy Center. This is a dream come true for so many parents and past and present CMDSS board members and has been a long time in the making.  Its opening will allow us to expand our current programming and serve a greater number of individuals in our community,” says parent and current President of the CMDSS Board, Kyle Sisk.

The Buddy Center will host a grand opening on August 16. The Buddy Center is actively accepting donations for program and facility expenses.

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